Search?

Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:26 PM
Vater's avatar

Jeff, do you know how the forum search works? I've had issues finding stuff before, but this time it's really got me stumped.

Tonight, while looking for the CoasterBuzz Memes thread, I used keywords "memes", "meme", and "coasterbuzz memes" and tried all the drop-down criteria (Rank, Date, Title, Name, Replies) and came up empty. I ended up searching each page in Forum > Recent and found it on page 8, only because I knew it was a fairly recent thread.

I also don't understand the criteria. I usually use "Date" as I generally have an idea of how recent the thread was. This time I used keyword "memes" and selected "Title" from the drop-down, and logically I would think the thread in question would show up at least near the top, but precisely zero of the resulting thread titles contained the word "memes":

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Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:24 PM
Jeff's avatar

That's pretty weird. I'll look into that tomorrow.

For a thread like that, you can add it to your favorites with the button at the top of the thread, then navigate to the list via the drop down under your name at the top.


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Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:25 PM
Jeff's avatar

OK... I made some tweaks to make sure the title is more heavily weighted (along with the first post, which presumably tells you more about what the topic is about). Also turned on fuzzy logic so it should not care as much about the plural.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Monday, October 26, 2020 10:00 PM
TheMillenniumRider's avatar

I figure we had more than enough fuzzy logic over in the Shanghai thread.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:08 PM
Vater's avatar

Are there any tricks to searching stuff, like Google Advanced Search does? Exact word/phrase, "OR", all words, eliminate words, etc.? Or searching title vs. posts, etc.? I feel like I should be able to find stuff a lot easier than I do (or don't, in many cases).

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Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:18 PM
Jeff's avatar

There is not. I would have to parse your text and then structure the query to do what you're asking. It's a good idea though, to parse and/or/not operators.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:49 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

When will we get support for RegEx searches? ;)


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Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:06 PM
Jeff's avatar

Ugh, never. All of the perf problems I've ever had with the forums had to do with regex problems. Ask GregLeg, I've bugged him for almost two decades now to help me figure out how to parse out the crap people try to get on to the screen!


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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